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Watch: Microscopic beetle bends the rules of flight

Small but mighty.

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Adults of  Scarabaeinae most species are ball-rollers, and they shape carrion or dung into balls tha...
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Farisenkov et al. Nature (2022)

The featherwing beetle Paratuposa placentis is hard to see without a microscope.

The little bug only gets up to a millimeter in size, and for a while researchers weren’t sure if the species was capable of flight.

Farisenkov et al. Nature (2022)